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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 26, 2008 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best song debut?

are we all in agreement on Terrapin?

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Poster: ned the head Date: Feb 27, 2008 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

I'm with jglynn1.2 as far as 2-9-73
7 debuts in this show.
It would have been disorienting.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 26, 2008 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

Best first I'd say 3-29-73.
First ever Row Jimmy, Loose Lucy, Here Comes Sunshine, TLEO,
Eye's, China Doll and Wave That Flag. Also the first Wall of Sound show.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-02-09.sbd.bertha-fink.14939.sbeok.shnf

Not a big fan of Loose Lucy but Damn, How can you pick one?
And yes on Terrapin also :)

Diffrent tunes strike us all differently at different times.
To each thier own. Just wish I could have been there for all the first's. But thankfully the internet can let us all re- live all the moments and tunes that Jerry and the Boy's
Provided for US ALL!!! Well most all of it anyway.

Rock on Brother's, Wharf.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 26, 2008 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

Wave That Flag

2/9/73

;)

Yes I am being a wiseass

:O

But only partly because yesterday that WAS my favorite Song Debut.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 26, 2008 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

Interesting...realized that for my era, the first time played was generally NOT the best, if that is your meaning. EG, DS obviously got much, much better (recall the early 5' versions) and that is true for many others (CE-->OO-->CE, etc).

Not sure since I can't really judge post 71...Did like the first version of Bertha, but lots of others weren't so good (ie, SugMag, CJones, etc.) and got much better as time worn on.

Or did you mean it just in the sense of the first time they played it really blew everyone away?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 26, 2008 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

yes

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 27, 2008 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

I don't know why nobody has mentioned 6-3-76 yet.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-03.sbd.bertha-ashley.20004.sbeok.shnf

First Might As Well, Lazy Lightning/Supplication, Samson and Delilah (first time out and they just nail this, the drumming is a crisp as a blue sky winter's morning) and for the second encore, the first performance of The Wheel, which must have caught quite a few people by surprise as they headed for the door.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Feb 27, 2008 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

how about the first shakedown? pretty sweet.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-08-31.aud-sbd.miller.20726.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: snori Date: Feb 27, 2008 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best song debut?

First pairings must have been cool to witness too. Was anyone here present when FOTM was added to Scarlet Begonias,
or I know you rider hitched up to China ?